God of Longevity Paper Cutting Picture

The paper cutting vividly presents the character of Long Life, the God of Longevity…

The paper cutting vividly presents the character of Long Life, the God of Longevity. According to Chinese folklore, Longevity is described as wise, knowledgeable and capable of ruling the world. During festivals, a Chinese family normally worships the symbols or pictures of Longevity to express gratitude for granting the elders in the family a long life. When old people celebrate their birthdays, families and friends love to use the drawings or paper cutting of Longevity as gifts. Pictures of Longevity were also drawn on birthday cakes. Such a gesture would embody the filial wish that family elders or birthday person might live as long as the legendary mountains of the south, with health and good fortune to match…

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